Saturday, May 16, 2015

Peas and Pasties

 I never was a soup maker. In Sweden we have pea soup ( not green peas but dried "white"peas) and pancakes every Thursday. When I was a child I didn't like the soup, but I loved the pancakes! When I got older I didn't like either, but at least I didn't have to think about what to cook one day of the week. Swedish pea soup is traditional since I was a child and long before. When I go to Sweden I buy the dry peas and make a vegetarian soup for Gerry and he loves it, but it's supposed to be with pork stock and pieces of pork in it.
 Anyway, being the soup maker today, I experiment a lot, and I don't think I have made an inedible soup yet.;-)
Yesterday was one of those days! I didn't want to go shopping, so what did I have at home to make a nice Friday dinner. In the freezer I had lots of vegetables and also some filo dough.
 I made a soup and samosas- actually, small pasties as my husband has informed me :)
In the soup I put broccoli, onion, carrots, pumpkins, garlic, fresh coriander, salt and pepper. Doesn't matter how much of each. Take what you like. Add more or less.
 I fry the onions and then add all the rest of the vegetables, pour in hot water just to cover the vegetables and one stock cube?. I simmer for a while until I can mix the vegetables. Since I like it hot I put in a couple of drops of piri piri.

Then the pasties.
 I boiled two potatoes, mashed them and added ( and here comes a bit of work).
 Fry: korianderseed, garlic, ginger, green chilli, cummin, fennel seed, black pepper, salt in oil.
 Mix it with the potatoes and green peas. ( I had tinned ones, but it's probably nicer with fresh peas).Put a teaspoon of the mixture on every filo dough and "close" with a fork. Whisk an egg end put on top and edges. When I had used all the filling I still had five filo dough left so I filled them with a mixture of chopped tomatoes, Philadelphia cheese, garlic and fresh coriander. I actually liked them more so did my husband.
Gerry told me that in Africa he had had a lot of the same but with fresh peas only.

1 comment:

  1. I am the luckiest guy in the world- a different meal every day of the week